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Unite Your School Community with DAV's Field of Flags Program

With pools opening and temperatures rising, summer break is here. For many, this means vacations and much-needed time off. However, for many teachers, it means planning for the upcoming school year, and Veterans Day might be one of the first holidays on their radar to get students involved with the community.

DAV would be honored to help teachers with their Veterans Day plans.

Through DAV's Field of Flags program, teachers, students, schools and veterans can come together for a unique community-building initiative. It's a fun and engaging way to unite students of all ages. And it helps raise much-needed funding for disabled veterans!

Highland Hills Middle School in Southern Indiana is just one of the many schools that have found DAV's Field of Flags program to be a fun and educational way to get their students more engaged around the holiday.

“We were thrilled to participate in the Field of Flags fundraiser and show our continued enthusiastic support for veterans,” said Principal Wendy Ivey. “The Field of Flags will be a beautiful way to welcome veterans to our school's annual Veterans Day Program. We are honored to give back to our nation's heroes who have given so much for us."

While school year planning starts now, most schools have found that October is the ideal time to start their Field of Flags activation. The fundraiser culminates on Veterans Day, with the hope that the field is up in time for the community to see, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose. 

The program not only instills patriotism, it also teaches them the significance of Veterans Day and the sacrifices all those that served made.

"We host a Veterans Day program each year in November for our entire school community to recognize our veterans and those who serve in the military. We also include the JROTC Drill Team, speeches from our students at all grade levels, the musical arts department, and even a solemn recital of Taps by one of our retired HHMS teachers,” Ivey said. “Our school community was looking for the opportunity to take this to the next level to show even more support, and the Field of Flags was the perfect outreach.”

Rebecca Salyers from Fairfield High School, located just north of Cincinnati, also celebrates how easy the program is to implement at schools, especially for teachers who are already overwhelmed with the challenges of a busy school year.  

"It was a very simple process, and it created a beautiful display for our Veteran's Day luncheon guests to enjoy," Salyers said.

Whether you're looking for a way to celebrate veterans or want a project to teach your students community, Field of Flags is a great way to get your school involved.

Click here if your school would like to host its own Field of Flags or sign up for more information about the Field of Flags campaign!

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